What’s new in Tokyo and beyond… (2017.10)

As I wrote in “Secret of Sushi Special“, I visited Japan again for a few weeks. I’m always interested in the new trends in Japan. Here are some of my experiences… 1 Nemuro Hanamaru KITTE Marunouchi (Tokyo Station) “Conveyor belt sushi” is quite famous for cheap eats. There are so many of them in Tokyo,…

Fish Story – Madai

Red seabream otherwise known as Tai or Madai is commonly eaten in Japan during special occasions, because of its colour and name(TAI is connected to MEDE-TAI which means celebration). Fresh wild caught Japanese Madai is very expensive. Our Madai is from New Zealand and the price is much more affordable. The New Zealand wild caught…

Fish Story – Amberjack

Today’s feature fish is Amberjack. This gorgeous fish is known as Kanpachi in Japan. If you love Hamachi(Yellowtail), you’ll also love this fish because they are the same kind of fish group. Our Kanpachi is sent straight from the seas of Portugal. The beauty is in the rich fatty taste and the slightly firm texture….

Fish Story – Bonito

Today’s fish is the Katsuo, a commonly known fish in Japan. Our wild Bonitos come from the seas of Portugal. Because this is such a delicate fish, it is interesting that we can get the fresh one from there. You don’t know about Bonito but already familiar with the rich taste if you enjoy the…

Fish Story – John Dori

This dark spotted fish is known as Matou-Dai and is considered a luxury fish in Japan. Its’ white flesh has a hint of sweetness. That’s the beauty of this fish’s flavour. If you like the fluke, you’ll love the Matou-Dai. Because of the delicacy of the taste, people tend to eat it as a sashimi…

Secret of Sushi Special

As a Japanese freelance photographer, I find myself traveling between Toronto and Tokyo a lot. When I fly back to Tokyo, I go to my favorite Sushi restaurants, the Sukiyabasi Jiro in Nihonbashi. Or the Uogashi Standing Sushi bar near Kanda station. At the end of a busy day, I grab a to-go Sushi at…

This week’s fresh fish for Sashimi – September 21st

As always, we find best fresh fish from Canada, East coast, Europe, New Zealand and Japan. They’re all in our retail fridge.Please take them to cashier first then we take care of making nice Sashimi plate for take-out. Please don’t forget about easy to take-out “Assorted Sashimi plate” of $16/$35/$45! Taro’s this week’s pick: Kanpachi…

You have your own custom Chirashi-Sushi

When the doors open to our store at 12 o’clock sharp, customers with the sushi cravings go straight to the to-go sushi meals. Our most popular lunch time meal is the Chirashi-Sushi, a tasty variety bowl consisting of boiled shrimp, tuna, salmon, white fish, octopus, tamagoyaki and “Ikura” cod roes. All of this for just…

Atlantic Mackerel from Iceland

Very good quality of fresh (not previously frozen) Mackerel has just arrived! These are wild caught in North East Atlantic sea. The reason why they’re rich in natural fats is their habitat is in the fresh cold waters north of the Norwegian sea. Popularly served as a grilled Mackerel with grated radish and soy sauce.

Our social network channel

Currently, we have two SNS channel as Facebook and Instagram. If you’re the type person who likes to connect through Facebook, here is our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/TarosFish If you’re the type of person who likes to browse through Instagram, you’ll want to follow our Instagram. Click here to visit our Instagram page We just launched…

Sushi for Two

Still haven’t decided anything for your romantic dinner? Well, we have exactly what you’re looking for! Our “Sushi for Two” will definitely make that special someone smile with delight. Maybe you want to use your own plate to make the night even more special. Just bring your favorite plate and we’ll make the best presentation…

Taste of Japanese rice

Rice is a very important part of the Japanese cuisine. Every morning at 7:00 a.m., the first thing that our staff does is to clean the rice with water. “Tama Nishiki” is the rice we use for all our products. It’s from the U.S but the taste and texture are pretty much the same to…

Sashimi for take-out

If you’re looking for the absolute best “Japanese quality” Sashimi, Taro’s fresh pick is what you want. In a hurry? We also have some deliciously prepared sashimi plates for fast take out. Throwing a big party? Just give us a call ahead of time with your budget and the number of people attending your party….

We’re renewing website….

As we move on to next page of our store history, we’re renewing our online media such as website, Facebook and Instagram. Please stay tuned for further exciting updates from us!